Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Gators swept Boston College and are off to their best start since the 2002 club began 11-0. They have won 21 straight games at McKethan Stadium. Florida’s pitching staff has a 65-5 strikeout-walk mark through 63 innings, and a 1.43 staff ERA. So. LHP/DH Brian Johnson (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K) and So. LHP Steven Rodriguez (3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) shut down the Eagles in Thursday’s opener. After retiring the final 10 batters he faced in Week One, Johnson set down the first 17 he faced against BC, setting a school record with 27 straight hitters retired. So. OF Preston Tucker (3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI) led the offense Friday, as the Gators broke a 3-3 tie with three in the seventh and three more in the eighth. Fr. RHP Karsten Whitson (5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) improved to 2-0 on Sunday, and So. 3B/RHP Austin Maddox worked the ninth for the second time this week—his first two career appearances on the mound.
Feb. 22: vs. Florida Atlantic @ Jupiter, Fla.: W 13-2
Feb. 24-27: Boston College: W 4-0, W 9-3, W 7-2
March 1: vs. (11) Florida State @ Tampa
March 4-6: Miami
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 7-1, 0-0 in SEC. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Vandy won a tightly contested series against eighth-ranked Stanford, though it lost its first game of the year in Sunday’s series finale. Jr. RHP Sonny Gray (6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 6 K) improved to 2-0 in Friday’s pitcher’s duel, and go-to relievers Will Clinard, Mark Lamm and Navery Moore combined to work three innings of scoreless, two-hit ball. Lamm and Moore combined for three more scoreless, two-hit frames Saturday after Stanford had pounded out 15 hits over the first six innings, and the Commodores twice overcame three-run deficits, then broke a 7-7 tie in the eighth. Vandy mustered just five hits Sunday in support of Jr. LHP Grayson Garvin (6 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 6 K).
Feb. 23: Belmont: W 6-2
Feb. 25-27: (8) Stanford: W 2-1, W 8-7, L 5-2
March 1: Western Kentucky
March 4-6: Brown
Last Week: 5-0. Overall: 9-0, 0-0 in Big 12. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Sooners outscored Oakland 38-17 in a three-game sweep and have recorded double-digit hits in each of their last seven games. Oklahoma also got three strong starts from Sr. RHP Michael Rocha (7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K), Sr. RHP Bobby Shore (7 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER) and Jr. RHP Burch Smith (6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K). Jr. 3B Garrett Buechele (10-for-14, 4 R, 7 RBI, HR) had another huge weekend to lead the offense. He is hitting .553 with five homers and 17 RBIs on the season, and is one of three sooners hitting .500 or better through nine games. OU is hitting .430 as a team, and has a 3.19 cumulative ERA. Jr. C Tyler Ogle (4-for-4, HR, 6 RBI) tied a career high in RBIs in Sunday’s romp, when the Sooners pounded out 27 hits, their most since 2009.
Feb. 22-23: Arkansas-Pine Bluff: W 27-7, W 12-1 (7 innings)
Feb. 25-27: Oakland: W 7-5, W 12-6, W 19-6
March 1: @ Texas-Arlington
March 3-6: @ USD Tournament, San Diego:
@ San Diego State, @ San Diego, vs. (14) California, @ San Diego State
4. SOUTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 6-0, 0-0 in SEC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Gamecocks swept their second straight weekend series. Jr. LHP Michael Roth (6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K) set a career high in strikeouts for the second straight Friday, and South Carolina supported him with a seven-run first. So. LHP Tyler Webb (7.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 K) followed with the longest outing of his career Saturday; he has opened 2011 with 13.1 shutout innings. Sr. RHP John Taylor struck out the side in a scoreless ninth Saturday, then struck out five more over a career-high 2.2 scoreless frames Sunday to pick up the win in relief. Jr. OF Jackie Bradley hit his second homer of the season in that one, and Sr. 3B Adrian Morales (3-for-4, HR, 3 RBI) led a 14-hit attack.
Feb. 25-27: Southern Illinois: W 10-6, W 4-0, W 9-4
March 1: Furman
March 4-6: vs./vs./@ (12) Clemson
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 5-2, 0-0 in Pac-10. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
San Jose State came to Jackie Robinson Stadium and beat All-Americans Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer, but the Bruins rallied to salvage the finale. Friday’s opener was suspended by rain after one inning, and Cole (5.1 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) returned to the mound when play resumed Sunday and took the loss. In between, Bauer (6.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) took his first loss of the season, as LHP Roberto Padilla limited UCLA to three runs in a complete game. UCLA’s bats broke out in Sunday’s finale, producing 12 runs on 22 hits, as eight Bruins had multi-hit days behind Fr. RHP Adam Plutko (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER).
Feb. 22: Pepperdine: W 9-0
Feb. 25-27: San Jose State: L 8-3, L 5-3, W 12-2
March 1: @ San Diego State
March 4-6: @ Nebraska
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 5-3, 0-0 in Big 12 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Longhorns won a hard-fought series at Hawaii. Jr. RHP Taylor Jungmann (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) threw his second consecutive complete-game shutout in Friday’s win. Sr. RHP Cole Green (6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K) rebounded from his rough season debut on Saturday, but the teams traded three-run rallies in the eighth, and neither would score again until the 15th, when Hawaii’s David Peterson hit a leadoff single and eventually scored on two wild pitches. Jr. LHP Sam Stafford (5.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 BB, 10 K) set a career high in strikeouts Sunday to earn his first career win.
Feb. 22: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: L 8-7
Feb. 25-28: @ Hawaii: W 2-0, L 5-4 (15 innings), W 4-3
March 4-6: (9) Stanford
7. CAL STATE FULLERTON
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in Big West. (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Fullerton snapped TCU’s 20-series winning streak. The Titans and Horned Frogs have each won two road series against each other since 2008. Jr. RHP Noe Ramirez (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K) recovered from a slow start to turn in a solid outing in defeat Friday. Jr. RHP/OF Tyler Pill (6.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER) was good in a no-decision Saturday, and Fullerton broke a 3-3 tie with five runs in the ninth, highlighted by Jr. 1B/LHP Nick Ramirez’s three-run double. After another good start from Jr. RHP Colin O’Connell (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER), Nick Ramirez tied Sunday’s game with an RBI double in the eighth, and Fr. OF Michael Lorenzen delivered a game-winning RBI single in the ninth.
Feb. 21: @ Long Beach State: W 4-3
Feb. 25-27: @ (4) Texas Christian: L 4-1, W 8-4, W 2-1
March 1: Loyola Marymount
March 4-6: vs./vs./@ Southern California
8. TEXAS CHRISTIAN
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in MWC. (2-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
Texas Christian lost its first regular-season weekend series in 20 series, a streak dating back to March 27-29, 2009 against San Diego State. Since 2008, TCU and Fullerton have each won two road series against each other. With So. LHP Matt Purke sidelined with a blister on his index finger, Jr. RHP Kyle Winkler (7.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER) moved up to Friday and out-dueled Noe Ramirez to improve to 2-0. Sr. RHP Steven Maxwell (7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER) was strong in a no-decision Saturday, but Fullerton rallied for five runs in the ninth against closer Erik Miller. After throwing six innings of two-hit, shutout ball in his first career start in Tuesday’s win against Baylor, Fr. RHP Andrew Mitchell (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R) was dominant again Sunday, but the Titans rallied over the last two innings against Sr. RHP Trent Appleby.
Feb. 22: @ (16) Baylor: W 2-0
Feb. 25-27: (12) Cal State Fullerton: W 4-1, L 8-4, L 2-1
March 1: Dallas Baptist
March 4-6: @ Texas Tech
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in Pac-10 (4-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
After a midweek win against red-hot rival Cal, the Cardinal went on the road for another series against a ranked foe, dropping a pair of one-run games at Vanderbilt before winning Sunday’s finale. So. RHP Mark Appel (6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER) pitched well in defeat Friday, as Vandy ace Sonny Gray and three relievers limited the Cardinal to a run on five hits. So. SS Kenny Diekroeger drove in three and had his first career four-hit game Saturday, but the Cardinal blew a pair of three-run leads and left 13 runners on base. Jr. RHP Jordan Pries, who allowed just one hit over four shutout frames Tuesday against Cal, picked up his second win of the week Sunday, allowing two runs on three hits and working around six walks over seven innings.
Feb. 22: (17) California: W 3-2
Feb. 25-27: @ (3) Vanderbilt: L 2-1, L 8-7, W 5-2
March 1: Santa Clara
March 4-6: @ (6) Texas
10. ARIZONA STATE
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in Pac-10. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
After getting upset by Delaware on Friday, the Sun Devils bounced back with three straight wins to take the series. So. RHP Jake Barrett (4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER) took the loss Friday, but Fr. RHP Mark Lambson followed with five hitless, scoreless innings of relief. Jr. 1B Zach Wilson (5-for-5, 3 2B, 4 RBI) paced a 17-hit assault in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader in support of Jr. LHP Kyle Ottoson (7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K). Jr. CF Johnny Ruettiger (3-for-5, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI) spearheaded a 16-hit attack in the nightcap behind Jr. RHP Kramer Champlin (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K). So. RHP Alex Blackford (5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER) earned his first career win Sunday.
Feb. 25-27: Delaware: L 7-3, W 9-2, W 10-2, W 13-4
March 3-6: @ Coca-Cola Classic, Surprise, Ariz.:
Cal State Bakersfield, Northern Illinois, Kansas, UC Riverside
11. FLORIDA STATE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Seminoles cruised to a three-game sweep of Hofstra. Sr. OF/RHP Mike McGee (7-for-11, 7 R, 10 RBI, 2 HR) led the FSU offense on the weekend, and Jr. 3B Sherman Johnson added seven runs and four RBIs. Jr. LHP Sean Gilmartin (6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K) improved to 2-0 on Friday, and Jr. LHP Brian Busch (6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER) picked up his first win of the season Saturday. After allowing just an unearned run over five innings in Tuesday’s win against Jacksonville, Jr. RHP Gary Merians (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 K) was even stronger Sunday, earning his second win of the week.
Feb. 22: Jacksonville: W 5-3
Feb. 25-27: Hofstra: W 14-3, W 16-3, W 7-0
March 1: vs. (1) Florida @ Tampa
March 4-6: @ Georgia
Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in ACC. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
Clemson breezed through its First Pitch Invitational, out-scoring three Northern foes 42-5 in three games. Clemson scored in each of the first seven innings Friday against Cincinnati, helping Jr. RHP Scott Weismann (5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER) improve to 2-0. Jr. 3B John Hinson (2-for-4, 2 R, 5 RBI, HR) led an 18-hit onslaught Saturday in support of Jr. RHP David Haselden (5 IP, 4 H, 1 ER), who matched the longest outing of his career. So. RHP Kevin Brady (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) was overpowering and efficient for the second straight Sunday, against previously unbeaten Michigan State.
Feb. 25-27: First Pitch Invitational, Clemson/Greenville, S.C.:
Cincinnati: W 15-4
Charleston Southern: W 19-1
Michigan State: W 8-0
March 2: Wofford
March 4-6: @/vs./vs. (4) South Carolina
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Cavs won an early-season series against East Carolina for the second straight season. Jr. LHP/DH Danny Hultzen (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 15 K; 3-for-4, 3 RBI) was a dynamo in Friday’s blowout, setting a career high in strikeouts. Hultzen’s one-out single and stolen base sparked Virginia’s go-ahead three-run sixth inning Saturday, helping Sr. RHP Tyler Wilson (6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K) improve to 2-0. The Pirates jumped on Sr. RHP Cody Winiarski (6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) for four runs in the second inning Sunday, then held on for the win. Jr. LHP Scott Silverstein, who missed the last two seasons while recovering from shoulder surgery, made his first collegiate appearance Sunday, striking out one in a perfect inning of relief.
Feb. 23: Virginia Military Institute: W 4-3
Feb. 25-27: East Carolina: W 10-1, W 4-3, L 4-3
March 1: William & Mary
March 2: Niagara
March 4-6: UVa. Tournament, Charlottesville, Va.:
Cornell, Cornell, Rider, Rider
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in Pac-10 (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
Cal allowed just one run in three games against 2010 NCAA tournament teams in a perfect weekend in Myrtle Beach. Jr. OF Chad Bunting (3-for-5, 2 HR, 7 RBI) led an 18-hit barrage Friday against Coastal and All-American Anthony Meo (5 IP, 10 H, 9 ER), and Sr. RHP Kevin Miller (7.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K) carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Cal allowed just three hits total in that one, and Jr. RHP Erik Johnson and Fr. LHP Kyle Porter combined on another three-hit shutout Saturday against N.C. State. Bunting had three more hits Sunday behind So. LHP Justin Jones (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER).
Feb. 22: @ (8) Stanford: L 3-2
Feb. 25-27: @ Caravelle Resort Baseball at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, S.C.:
Coastal Carolina: W 17-0
North Carolina State: W 4-0
Kansas State: W 8-1
March 3-5: @ USD Tournament, San Diego:
@ San Diego, @ San Diego State, vs. (3) Oklahoma
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in Pac-10. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0-1.
After salvaging a split of their four-game series at Hawaii on Monday, the Ducks pitched their way to a home series win against St. Mary’s. Jr. LHP Tyler Anderson (7.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 12 K) was outstanding in a no-decision Friday, as the Gaels rallied from behind with three runs in the eighth. Jr. RHP Madison Boer (7.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K) improved to 2-0 on Saturday and has opened the season with 15.1 shutout innings. So. LHP Christian Jones (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 12 K) tripled his previous career high for strikeouts in Sunday’s win. Through seven games, Oregon’s offense is hitting .248 and averaging just 4.1 runs per game.
Feb. 21: @ Hawaii: W 4-3
Feb. 25-27: St. Mary’s: L 3-2, W 3-0, W 3-2
March 1: Portland
March 4-6: @ Long Beach State
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in Big 12 (0-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Baylor ran wild in a series win at Georgia, stealing 13 bases in 13 tries, led by Jr. OF/RHP Brooks Pinckard’s five steals. The Bears have 18 stolen bases in 19 tries on the season. Pinckard had two hits and his first save of the season Friday, and Jr. RHP Logan Verrett (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) improved to 1-1. The Bears stranded 11 runners—nine of them in scoring position—in Saturday’s loss. Baylor’s bats busted out Sunday, as eight players posted multi-hit games and 11 recorded at least one hit. Baylor’s nine-run third inning was its biggest inning since April 7, 2009 against Northwestern State.
Feb. 22: (4) Texas Christian: L 2-0
Feb. 25-27: @ Georgia: W 4-2, L 4-3, W 19-12
March 1: Texas State
March 4-6: @ Houston College Classic:
Houston, Utah, (21) Rice
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 5-1, 0-0 in Pac-10 (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Wildcats allowed just four runs in a series win at Long Beach State. So. RHP Kurt Heyer (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K) balked in the eventual winning run in the seventh inning of Friday’s pitcher’s duel, when the Wildcats had runners in scoring position with less than two outs seven times but failed to score any of them. Six Wildcats posted multi-hit games Saturday in support of Jr. RHP Kyle Simon (8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K), who has a 0.00 ERA through 15 innings this spring. Arizona jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning Sunday and cruised behind So. RHP Tyler Hale (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K).
Feb. 25-27: @ Long Beach State: L 2-1, W 9-1, W 7-1
March 1-2: (21) Rice
March 4-6: Utah Valley
18. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in SoCon (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Cougars outscored overmatched Youngstown State 35-3 in an easy three-game sweep. Sluggers Matt Leeds, Jose Rodriguez and Daniel Aldrich each homered Friday in support of Jr. RHP David Peterson (6 IP, 1 H, 0 R). Leeds had two hits and two RBIs Saturday to lead a 12-hit attack behind Jr. LHP Josh Renfro (6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K). Leeds added two more hits Sunday, and Aldrich homered again, helping Sr. RHP Josh Salay (5 IP, 0 H, 0 R) pick up his first win of the season.
Feb. 22: UNC Wilmington: W 5-4 (12 innings)
Feb. 25-27: Youngstown State: W 14-1, W 15-0, W 6-2
March 1: @ Jacksonville
March 2: Coastal Carolina
March 4-6: College of Charleston Classic, Charleston, S.C.:
Western Kentucky, Auburn, New York Tech
19. LOUISIANA STATE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in SEC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
LSU bludgeoned Holy Cross in a three-game sweep and has now scored in double figures in four straight games for the first time since 2009. Heralded freshmen carried the load Friday, as 2B JaCoby Jones had four hits in support of RHP Kevin Gausman (6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K), who picked up his first career win in his first Friday start. Jr. DH Raph Rhymes had four RBIs in that one, then added three hits and two RBIs Saturday behind Fr. RHP Kurt McCune (6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER), who improved to 2-0. Jr. OF Mikie Mahtook (who hit his fifth homer of the season) and So. 1B Alex Edward had three RBIs apiece Sunday, and Sr. RHP Ben Alsup (6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER) turned in another strong outing.
Feb. 22: New Orleans: W 13-0
Feb. 25-27: Holy Cross: W 12-3, W 14-3, W 15-4
March 1: Southeastern Louisiana
March 2: Mississippi Valley State
March 4-6: Princeton
20. TEXAS A&M
Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in Big 12. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
The Aggies was a hard-fought series against Gonzaga. Friday’s Marquee Mound Showdown between Jr. RHP John Stilson (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K) and Gonzaga Jr. LHP Ryan Carpenter (7.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 10 K) lived up to its billing, and the Aggies finally broke the scoreless tie on So. OF Brandon Wood’s walk-off RBI single in the 11th. So. RHP Michael Wacha (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K) extended his season-opening scoreless, walkless streak to 13 innings in Saturday’s win. So. LHP Ross Hales (1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) had a short outing Sunday.
Feb. 22: Prairie View A&M: W 11-1
Feb. 25-27: Gonzaga: W 1-0 (11 innings), W 4-2, L 6-3
March 1-2: Texas-Pan American
March 4-6: @ Houston College Classic:
Utah, (21) Rice, Houston
Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 5-3, 0-0 in CUSA. (1-2 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-1.
The Owls rebounded from a season-opening series loss to Stanford by sweeping another Pac-10 foe, Southern California. A third Pac-10 opponent—Arizona—comes to town this week for two more games. Jr. 3B Anthony Rendon had a big week, going 8-for-16 with two homers, a double, seven walks and eight runs scored. Rice’s seven-run fifth inning propelled it to victory Friday, and the Owls came from behind with three runs in the eighth inning Saturday, when Fr. RHP Austin Kubitza (5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) got a no-decision. Fr. RHP John Simms (5.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) also pitched well in a no-decision Sunday, and So. 1B/RHP J.T. Chargois hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie.
Feb. 22: Lamar: L 12-7
Feb. 23: @ Texas State: W 11-10
Feb. 25-27: Southern California: W 10-7, W 6-5, W 3-2
March 1-2: @ (17) Arizona
March 4-6: Houston College Classic:
Kentucky, (20) Texas A&M, (16) Baylor
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 2-4, 0-0 in Big East. (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-0.
For the second week in a row, UConn’s bats struggled in losses Friday and Saturday, then erupted in wins Sunday. Sr. LHP Elliot Glynn (7.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER) was out-dueled Friday by Oregon State ace Sam Gaviglio (9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K). Jr. RHP Matt Barnes (7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) pitched well in defeat for the second straight Saturday, but Alex Dickerson’s three-run homer in the third inning proved decisive. Jr. OF George Springer homered and drove in four Sunday in support of Sr. LHP Greg Nappo (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K).
Feb. 25-27: @ Kleberg Bank College Classic, Corpus Christi, Texas:
Oregon State: L 2-0
Indiana: L 3-1
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: W 7-0
March 5-7: @ USD Tournament, San Diego:
@ San Diego State, vs. (14) California, @ San Diego
23. NORTH CAROLINA
Last Week: 2-1. Overall: 6-1, 0-0 in ACC (1-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
UNC won the first two games of its series against Seton hall before taking its first loss of the season Sunday. Fr. 3B Colin Moran (3-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) led UNC’s 13-hit attack Friday, helping So. RHP Chris Munnelly (5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) earn his first win of the year. Moran (2-for-4, 3 RBI) led the offense again Saturday in support of Sr. RHP Patrick Johnson (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K). So. RHP Michael Morin (5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) took the tough loss Sunday despite setting a career high in strikeouts.
Feb. 25-27: Seton Hall: W 10-5, W 7-1, L 3-1
March 1: Charlotte
March 2: Davidson
March 4-6: Stony Brook
24. FRESNO STATE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 6-0, 0-0 in WAC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
Fresno State swept Pepperdine to remain unbeaten. The Bulldogs are off to their best start since 1995. Fresno’s pitching staff has been strong, posting a 1.83 cumulative ERA through six games. After weather postponed the opener, Jr. RHP Derek Benny (7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER) improved to 2-0 Saturday. Sr. RHP Greg Gonzalez (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) pitched well in a no-decision in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, and Sr. 3B Danny Muno’s two-run double broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth. Muno scored two runs in the finale to move into a tie with Tom Goodwin and Steve Susdorf atop Fresno’s career runs list. The Bulldogs got another strong start in that one, from Jr. LHP Tom Harlan (6.1 IP, 9 H, 1 ER).
Feb. 21: Oregon State: W 5-4
Feb. 26-27: Pepperdine: W 7-3, W 7-5, W 8-1
March 1: Cal Poly
March 4-6: @ UC Davis
25. UC IRVINE
Last Week: 4-0. Overall: 7-0, 0-0 in Big West (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 1-0.
The Anteaters cruised through the MLB Urban Youth Invitational and have outscored their opponents 82-15 through seven games. Jr. OF Jordan Fox went 10-for-19 on the week to lead the offense, including a five-hit game against Grambling State. Sr. OF Drew Hillman had a career-high four RBIs in back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday and now has a 14-game hitting streak. Irvine also got three strong starts from Jr. RHP Matt Summers (8 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K), So. RHP Kyle Hooper (6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER) and Jr. RHP Crosby Slaught (5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K).
Feb. 22: @ San Diego State: W 7-3
Feb. 25-27: MLB Urban Youth Invitational, Irvine/Compton, Calif.:
Southern: W 7-1
vs. Bethune-Cookman @ Compton: W 9-3
Grambling State: W 20-2
ST. JOHN’S (23)
Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 3-3, 0-0 in Big East (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 0-1.
St. John’s was shut out in back-to-back games before its bats woke up to help salvage Sunday’s series finale at Georgia Tech. So. LHP Sean hagan (0.2 IP, 9 H, 10 ER) was hammered in Georgia Tech’s 10-run first inning Friday. Tech preseason All-American Jed Bradley held the Red Storm hitless for seven innings Sunday, and the Johnnies finished with just two hits against the Tech bullpen. Jr. SS Joe Panik (3-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR) led a 12-hit attack Sunday in support of Jr. LHP Brendan Lobban (7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER).
Feb. 25-27: @ Georgia Tech: L 13-0, L 5-0, W 13-3
March 4-6: @ Georgia Southern
Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 4-3, 0-0 in ACC (0-0 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 2-0.
Miami won its series against Appalachian State even after coach Jim Morris was hospitalized Friday and had his gall bladder removed. The Hurricanes capped their weekend with a 9-8 win against the Florida Marlins in an exhibition, led by Michael Broad’s grand slam. Fr. LHP Bryan Radziewski (5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) picked up his first collegiate win in Thursday’s opener, but So. RHP E.J. Encinosa (4 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 K) took the loss Friday. So. RHP Eric Whaley (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K) set a career high in strikeouts during the longest outing of his career Saturday.
Feb. 23: @ Florida Atlantic: L 7-4
Feb. 24-26: Appalachian State: W 6-3, L 7-5, W 10-0
March 1: vs. South Florida @ Tampa
March 4-6: @ (1) Florida